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Forensic Anthropology Methods

This is a laboratory based course held at the Grady Early Forensic Anthropology LaboratoryFACTS Icon using the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection. The course is designed for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of forensic anthropological methods for developing a biological profile, establishing positive identification, and interpreting bone trauma. Topics include human versus non-human osteology, skeletal inventory, estimation of biological characteristics (age, sex, ancestry, stature), identification methods, and trauma interpretation. Participants will gain hands on training by examining human remains during the course.

Previous knowledge of human skeletal anatomy is required.

Upcoming dates for the course are:

June 11-15, 2018

Tuition: $700

TCOLE and ABMDI credits available.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the brand new Fairfield Inn and Suites in San Marcos, TX.  Rooms are $109/nte and are being held until May 11, 2017. Participants may contact Fairfield Inn and Suites by 5/11/17 and mention Forensic Anthropology at Texas State for the group rate. Breakfast and WiFi are included in the cost of your room.

FACTS is not responsible for your stay.

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Pay by Credit Card

You may pay the tuition or deposit by credit card by clicking on the PAY BY CREDIT CARD link below and following the instructions. If paying by credit card, please contact Sophia Mavroudas at 512-245-1900.